Cable & Telecom

Spam Reporting Centre receives 144,560 complaints in six months

GATINEAU — From October 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021, ISED Canada’s Spam Reporting Centre (SRC) received more than 144,560 complaints (which works out to 5,560 per week), according to the CRTC’s spring 2021 snapshot of activities to enforce Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL). During this time period, CRTC enforcement measures included 143 notices to produce, 17 preservation demands, 10 warning letters, 1 notice of violation and a $75,000 administrative monetary penalty (the largest spam penalty ever issued to an individual under CASL). When asked their reason for complaining to the SRC, 93% of Canadians said lack of consent was the...

Our industry and COVID-19

We've gathered a number of links where Canadian cable, radio, television, telecom and wireless companies have posted their responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.